Over the past week a new geopolitical mystery emerged: an “unknown” party was launching airstrikes against Libya, which is already reeling in its latest political crisis where headlines such as this have become the norm:
MILITIA MEN SET HOUSE OF LIBYAN PM THENI ABLAZE: ARABIYA
LIBYA’S NEIGHBOURS AGREE NOT TO INTERVENE IN LIBYAN AFFAIRS, CALL FOR NATIONAL DIALOGUE
The strikes puzzled all media outlets, including Reuters which just over the weekend reported that “Unidentified war planes attacked positions of an armed faction in the Libyan capital Tripoli on SATURDAY, residents and local media said. Local channel al-Nabaa said the planes had attacked four positions of the Operation Dawn, an umbrella of Islamist-leaning forces from Misrata which has been trying to expel brigades from Zintan, also located in western Libya.” This follows a similar report when on Monday, the government said unknown fighter jets had bombed positions from armed factions in Tripoli, an attack claimed by a renegade general in Benghazi.
Turns out the renegade general was lying, and merely trying to take CREDIT for another party’s intervention. That party, or rather, parties has been revealed as Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, which as the NYT reports, “have secretly teamed up to launch airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, four senior American officials said, in a major escalation between the supporters and opponents of political Islam.”
But what is surprising is not the intervention: after all, hardly a day passes now when there isn’t some small to medium political invasion taking place somewhere, in a world in which newsflow no longer affects anything. It is that both countries decided to roundly ignore advising the one country which previously had made it quite clearit has explicit national INTERESTSin Libya: the United States.
The United States, the officials said, was caught by surprise: Egypt and the Emirates, both close allies and military PARTNERS, acted without informing Washington or seeking its consent, leaving the Obama administration on the sidelines.
It gets worse: Egyptian officials explicitly denied the operation to American diplomats, the officials said. It is almost as if the theme of ignoring and/or mocking US superpower status exhibitedmost recently by both China and Russia, is gradually SPREADING to even the more “banana” republics around the world. Because while one can debate the pros and cons of any previous administration, it is very much improbably that any regime, especially ones as close to the US as the UAE, and to a lesser extent Egypt, would have conducted such military missions withoutpreclearing with the Pentagon first.
So now that the “mysterious” owners of the punitive bombing raids has been revealed, the next question is: why?The answer is simple – to keep Islamists in check. And since the US can no longer be relied on to do the bidding of formerly key petrodollar allies, the UAE decided to take the law into its own hands.
The strikes are another high-risk and destabilizing salvo unleashed in a struggle for power that has broken out across the region in the aftermath of the Arab Spring revolts, pitting old-line Arab autocrats against Islamists. Since the military ouster of the Islamist president in Egypt one year ago, the new Egyptian government, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have formed a bloc exerting influence in countries around the region to rollback what they see as a competing threat from Islamists.Arrayed against them are the Islamist movements, including the Muslim Brotherhood, backed by friendly governments in Turkey and Qatar, that sprang forward amid the Arab spring revolts.
And while “old-line Arab autocrats” may see the military invasion as justified (they can simply point to what the US is doing in Iraq), that doesn’t mean that the US is happy in being ignored.In fact, quite the contrary: the US is “fuming” (perhaps because it is not the one conducting the airstrikes?)
Libya is the latest, and hottest, battleground. Several officials said that United States diplomats were fuming about the airstrikes,believing they could further inflame the Libyan conflict at a time when the United Nations and Western powers are seeking a peaceful resolution.
“We don’t see this as constructive at all,”said one senior American official.
The U.A.E. has not commented directly on the strikes. But on Monday an Emirati state newspaper printed a statement from Anwar Gargash, minister of state for foreign affairs, CALLING questions about an Emirati role “an escape” from the recent election that he suggested showed a desire for “stability” and a rejection of the Islamists. The allegations about the U.A.E. role, he said, came from a group who “wanted to use the cloak of religion to achieve its political objectives,” and “the people discovered its lies and failures.”
Most important, however, is that as the NYT notes, this latest escalation in direct political intervention in a sovereign state, means the middle-east is no longer a playground for proxy wars: after all, who needs to beat around the bush when one can directly bomb a proximal country without fears of repirsals by the international community, as Abu Dhabi and Cairo have done:
Officials said that the government of Qatar has already provided weapons and support to the Islamist aligned forces inside Libya, so the new strikes represent a shift from proxy wars —where regional powers playout their agendas through local allies —to direct involvement.
All of this ignores whether or not the strikes have actually achieved their objective of halting the militants’ progress. They haven’t.
The strikes have also proved counterproductive so-far: the Islamist militias fighting for control of Tripoli successfully seized its airport the night after they were hit with the second round of strikes.
American officials said Egypt had provided bases for the launch of the strikes. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt and other officials have issued vigorous but carefully worded public statements denying any direct involvement inside Libya by Egyptian forces. In private, officials said, their denials had been more thorough.
American officials said the success of that earlier raid may have emboldened Egypt and the U.A.E. to think they could carry off the airstrikes without detection. Or the brazenness of the attack may reflect the vehemence of their determination to hold back or stamp out political Islam.
The biggest irony in all of this is that, just like in the case of ISIS, the U.A.E. is said to have one of the most effective air forces in the region, and is now using it to engage its own enemies directly, all of which is possible excluslively thanks to American aid and training.
Which means that at this point one can start the countdown until the US, seemingly in attempt to halt the progress of another ascendent regional hegemon, will now arm the very Islamists that it was backing in Egypt before the whole Morsi fiasco, in the process making even more enemies, while the rest of the world awaits as the latest batch of weapons are used either against US INTERESTS in the region, or, as ISIS has shown, against the US itself.
Clearly, however, what is needed, is even more US intervention in a region which is rapidly becoming nothing but rubble thanks to US weaponized “assistance and training”, which benefits nobody except a few US military/industrial conglomerates, and the global money-laundering banking consortium of course.
The world knows that on 21 December 1988, on its way from London to New York, Pan Am airflight 103, ‘The Maid of the Seas’, exploded over the town of Lockerbie in Scotland – killing 270 people. Not one of the 259 people on board survived. 189 were Americans. 11 of the dead had been people on the ground.
The attack was a false flag operation that was used to help justify America’s invasion – by proxy – of Libya in 2011. A war that the West had long intended and had hoped to bring about long before then.
What the world does not know is who really perpetrated the “biggest terror attack” on British soil.
The only man ever convicted was the Libyan, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, on 31 January 2001. But there was not one piece of material evidence linking him – or Libya – to the crime…
Megrahi died in Libya from prostate cancer on 20 May 2012. He had been freed from a Scottish prison under compassionate grounds – but only under the condition that he would drop his appeal against his conviction. He had always maintained his innocence.
Why was the UK government so desperate to stop his appeal that they made it the condition of his freedom?
The first thing that struck me about this flight was that it had no ordinary passenger list. In fact, it was surely no surprise that this plane was targeted. It was specifically brought down for a reason that did not fit the official line. The latter being that Libya had conducted the attack as revenge against America for bombing Libya in 1986.
But the passenger list reads like a ‘who’s who’ of reasons for Western intelligence agencies to want to see this plane taken out.
On board were an estimated eleven agents of the CIA, including a cell that was seen as rogue by the CIA – as its members were about to reveal a drug smuggling plot by the CIA itself – and containing a man who knew too much about a CIA death squad…
Also on board was a VIP who was going to court to reveal the West’s mining activity in Africa…
The Libya Connection
Megrahi was convicted partly on ‘evidence’ supplied by Tony Gauci, a clothes shop owner in Malta. Fragments of clothing, allegedly recovered from the Lockerbie crash site and connected to the bomb, were traced back to Gauci’s clothes shop in Malta.
Gauci changed his evidence after originally failing to identify Megrahi as the customer that had purchased the clothing. In fact, Gauci identified several other people first – including, most interestingly, a CIA agent – as his customer…
Gauci was later paid more than $3 million by the CIA to falsely identify Megrahi as his customer and to keep his mouth shut.
Gauci had secretly pestered the US and Scottish authorities for two years for the Americans offer of “unlimited monies” for his ‘evidence’.
The big question is that if Megrahi were guilty, why would the CIA need to pay so much money to a witness to get him to change his story?
Gauci’s original statement to the authorities was altered and Megrahi’s lawyers were not allowed to see it – along with other critical evidence that would have cleared Megrahi of all charges against him.
In fact, Gauci’s first statement to investigators had said that the suspect was “6 feet or more in height” and aged “about 50”. But Megrahi was 5 feet 8 inches tall and just 36 years old.
In two separate statements, Gauci also identified his customer as having been Abu Talb – a convicted Palestinian ‘terrorist’ – who was proven to have been in Malta on the day of the Lockerbie attack. Two of Abu Talb’s ‘terrorist’ colleagues were also with him on that day – and left Malta the day after.
Abu Talb, an Egyptian, has been claimed to be a US agent…
The notes that were used to convict Megrahi had also been suspiciously and fundamentally altered. This includes page numbers being changed and even words being over-written. How on earth was this ever accepted in a court of law?
The US and the UK did not allow Megrahi to have a trial in a neutral country – because their ‘evidence’ against him would have not stood up in such a court.
In 2002, a UN trial observer said that the US and UK authorities had exerted undue influence over Megrahi’s trial. It was clear that they had something to seek from it or something to hide.
The only other ‘witness’ in the Lockerbie case was Abdulmajid Gialka. But it turned out that he had been conspiring with the CIA in Malta – four months BEFORE the Lockerbie bombing…
He also stood to pick up nearly $4 million from the CIA for his ‘testimony’.
The only other ‘evidence’ against Libya was a fragment of the bomb’s printed circuit board (PCB), which had been part of the bomb’s timer. The fragment ‘matched’ perfectly the PCB’s of twenty timers designed and built for Libyan intelligence by the Swiss company, MeBo.
After Megrahi’s conviction on the basis of this ‘evidence’, it was finally and sensationally revealed that the bomb fragment was no match at all to Libya’s timers!
Also, MeBo had only ever supplied the type of timer they gave to Libya to one other entity – the Stasi of East Germany.
Experts have said that the exact spot where the ‘evidence’ was found would not correlate with their calculations as to where it should have landed – had it been on the plane…
The ‘evidence’ was nothing more than a plant – in order to frame Libya. Both the FBI, and the Scottish and Swiss police forces had suspected it was a plant. The British government also knew it was fake – yet they all withheld the evidence from the court that was in the process of trying Megrahi.
A former Scottish police chief has stated that the CIA had planted the PCB. A former CIA agent has admitted that his masters “wrote the script” to falsely implicate Libya in the bombing.
Later, an FBI scientist, Frederick Whitehurst, was suspended for fabricating evidence in a number of bombing cases. Also suspended with him were two FBI officers and another FBI scientist, Thomas Thurman.
Thurman had been a key figure in ‘solving’ the Lockerbie case.
The case against Megrahi and his co-accused was based on Thurman’s forensic ‘evidence’; the Swiss MeBo PCB embedded with the piece of Malta shop shirt. It had been found in dense forest – a full 18 months after the plane came down!
Even more interesting is that the owner of MeBo revealed in 1989 – the year after the bombing and eight months before the PCB was allegedly found in 1990 – that a number of PCB’s had been stolen from MeBo. He has stated that he believes the ‘evidence’ may instead have really been one of his company’s stolen PCB’s…
The Dodgy Scientists
The UK counterpart of the discredited Thomas Thurman, working with him on the Lockerbie investigation, was Alan Feraday – only a self-confessed forensic expert in electronics. Feraday has been a prosecution witness in a number of high-profile trials – including terrorist bombings. No less than three of his cases have been subsequently overturned on appeal.
Feraday’s cases have involved defendants being convicted on his ‘evidence’ – but later acquitted due to that ‘evidence’ having been found to be faulty.
The forensic group Feraday represented had already had a string of wrongful convictions in the 1970’s – perpetrated by its scientists providing dodgy evidence. Innocent men had spent years in prison – one had even died there. One of these scientists also worked with Feraday on the Lockerbie case.
Feraday was often referred to in court as ‘Dr’ or ‘Professor’ – despite not having the academic accreditation to warrant this!
Feraday presented the PCB as the ‘evidence’ that would convict Megrahi.
In 1993, England’s most senior judge stated that Feraday should not be allowed to present himself as an expert in the field of electronics again – after the judge had to overturn a terrorist bombing conviction that had been based on Feraday’s faulty ‘evidence’.
Feraday’s was banned from ever testifying in court again and so he retired in 1995. But the Lockerbie trial masters needed to have Megrahi falsely convicted and they needed Feraday to do it. This is why the original trial took place in Holland. By not holding it in Scotland, the ban on Feraday was circumvented…
And so it was that in June 2000, Feraday was wheeled out as the ‘expert’ prosecution witness in the trial of Megrahi, convicted in January 2001 on his ‘evidence’ – the now utterly disgraced PCB…
It is also alleged that Feraday knew the PCB was not a match to Libya’s timers – but kept it secret.
It is also worth pointing out at this point that in the UK an abnormally high number of government scientists have been found dead over the years – officially ruled as ‘accident’ or ‘suicide’ (remember Dr. David Kelly; Iraq war, as an infamous example). Whether serving their masters or turning against the agenda, these scientists all had one thing in common. They all knew too much…
There was much crowing by the West in 2011 after its removal of Libya’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi, that files would be found to prove Libya was the culprit for the bombing – especially with the help of its newly installed pro-West ‘government’ in Libya.
It is no surprise, whatsoever, that in the three years since, nothing at all has turned up to implicate Libya in the Lockerbie bombing.
Even his enemies now admit that nothing exists – and nor did it ever exist.
All UK governments since the Lockerbie event have refused to allow any public inquiry into the disaster.
The CIA Plot to Kill Megrahi
In 1995, former Washington lobbyist, William Chasey, wrote a book stating that Libya was not responsible for the Lockerbie bombing.
In 1998, the CIA tried to recruit him for a CIA plan to kill Megrahi and his co-accused. The latter was another Libyan, Lamin Khalifa Fhimah. He was later acquitted of any involvement in the bombing – despite being tried on exactly the same ‘evidence’ as Megrahi! Another anomaly…
Chasey says the CIA tried to get him to plant homing devices on Megrahi and Fhimah as part of the plot. These would be used to pinpoint the targets so the CIA could assassinate them.
The CIA tried to blackmail Chasey into colluding with them by saying they would get a charge against him of a false tax return dropped. Chasey was disgusted and refused to get involved.
Killing the two Libyans would have prevented any trial taking place and stopped any possible chance of the truth coming out.
The Namibia Connection
On board the plane was Bernt Carlsson – the Assistant Secretary General of the Nations – who was also the UN Commissioner for Namibia.
Carlsson, a Swiss national, was the lead investigator into allegations of illegal uranium exportation.
He is believed to have been a real target of the bombing and was its most high-profile victim.
Namibia was about to be granted its independence – and Carlsson was about to expose the Western corporations that were exploiting Namibia’s minerals and the workers that had the unfortunate task of mining for them.
One of the companies likely to have faced prosecution was De Beers – which took so many of Namibia’s precious gemstones that it has been compared to the rape of India during the latter’s time under the rule of the ghastly colonial British Empire.
Another company was the Rossing Uranium Mine – one of the biggest open pit uranium mines in the world. As well as illegal mining, living and working conditions at the Rossing mine were also of concern – as was the use of paramilitary security forces to guard it…
Other companies facing charges were Newmont, Rio Tinto – and Shell.
British-based Rio Tinto Zinc Corp was one of the companies allegedly involved in a secret contract of operations that they arranged – in order to illegally import Rossing’s Namibia uranium into Britain.
The policy was so covert that innocent European transport workers had unknowingly handled countless barrels of dangerous radioactive substances…
URENCO – a Dutch, West Germany and British-owned uranium-enrichment company was exporting uranium from the Rossing Uranium Mine – but shady dealings made it hard to trace where the uranium they bought was actually coming from. Bizarrely, when charged, URENCO themselves claimed that they had not known where its uranium had come from!
In 1985, the UN Council for Namibia began court proceedings – although it was not until July 1987 that the UN was finally able to actually bring URENCO to court.
But when Bernt Carlsson was murdered in the 1988 Lockerbie attack – and therefore prevented from testifying – the UN case against URENCO was then promptly and mysteriously dropped…
Just three months after the Lockerbie bombing, subsequent British Prime Minister David Cameron actually visited the Rossing Uranium Mine in Namibia. Also with him was the British PM at that time, Margaret Thatcher…
In 2013, Cameron announced that the UK would be selling off its interests in URENCO – this would aid the cover up of the illegal activities that Carlsson had found.
In 1987, Carlsson had spoken on a British TV current affairs show, ‘World In Action’, in an episode titled ‘The Case of the Disappearing Diamonds’. He had talked about prosecuting all the aforementioned companies, and how legal action had already began against URENCO.
He had now become an arch enemy of the West – one that had to be silenced. And as we know, the West will stop at nothing in their rape of African countries’ resources and riches to steal them for themselves.
Originally, the police concluded that the bomb had been placed in Carlsson’s suitcase, a grey Presikhaaf – but later changed their story. But what is interesting is that Carlsson’s case was next to Megrahi’s alleged bomb case, a brown Samsonite. Carlsson’s case was severely damaged by the bomb – yet we are supposed to believe that pieces of ‘evidence’ from Megrahi’s case were found intact, as if by magic!
The police and the CIA had no interest into looking into the angle that Carlsson may have been the real target of Lockerbie.
The US and the UK wanted Megrahi found guilty of the attack and Carlsson was an inconvenient line of inquiry.
The South Africa Connection
In 1986, the Prime Minister of Sweden, Olof Palme, was murdered. In 1996, it was reported that Col. Eugene De Kock of South Africa’s Police force gave evidence to the Supreme Court in Pretoria that Palme’s assassin was a South African agent. Palme was murdered because he opposed the SA apartheid regime and gave money to the opposition African National Congress (ANC).
Just days later, the killer was identified as Anthony White – an-ex Rhodesian soldier with links to South Africa’s security services.
The reason that this story is so significant is that PM Olof Palme
had a special adviser to him – and that adviser was none other than Bernt Carlsson…
In 1994, Nelson Mandela, now the President of South Africa, stated his position that South Africa had been the perpetrator of the
Lockerbie bombing. He repeatedly urged the then British Prime Minister, John Major, to “clear up Lockerbie”. Major refused.
The South African State Security forces have a close relationship with the CIA…
The Iran Connection
There is a large amount of evidence that Iran ordered the bombing – in revenge for a deliberate, unnecessary and devastating terrorist attack by the US military on an Iranian airliner on 3 July 1988 – in which 290 innocent civilians were murdered, including many children.
Some of the evidence is circumstantial, but it all fits together as easily as an adult doing a child’s jigsaw.
Two months before Lockerbie, a man named Hafez Dalkamoni, a member of the Syrian-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP-GC), was caught by German police in Dusseldorf, carrying a bomb designed to explode at altitude. It was a Toshiba radio-cassette bomb – like the one that exploded over Lockerbie. It was one of five identical bombs that had been made.
The particular cell of the group Dalkamoni belonged to was based in Frankfurt – the city from which Pan Am 103’s feeder flight would originate… Indeed, the cell had already picked up Pan Am timetables from Frankfurt Airport. The bomb-maker had also been seen carrying a brown Samsonite suitcase…
The senior maker of all five bombs was Marwan Khreesat – but unknown to the cell, he was a mole for German and Jordanian intelligence agencies. Although, it is said the group’s leader, Ahmed Jibril, had his suspicions about him…
Jordanian intelligence – who had been spying on the cell – had told Khreesat to carry on with his job of creating the five bombs but to make them so that they would not explode. But later, in 1989, a German police technician was killed – trying to disarm one of the four recovered bombs that Khreesat had made…
So Khreesat had made five identical bombs – only four of which were ever recovered. What about the fifth? It was stolen – just one day before Dalkamoni’s arrest…
Was this the bomb used over Lockerbie? And did the CIA obtain it?
Khreesat said Dalkamoni had taken it and given it to Khaisar Haddad (Abu Elias) – another PFLP-GC member and a chief Lockerbie suspect. Abu Elias reportedly has had links to the CIA…
The bomb used over Lockerbie was the same kind as the four recovered from Khreesat – but a more sophisticated timer had since been built into it…
White plastic residue retrieved at the crash site matched the material found in the timers that had been bought from two colleagues of the PFLP-GC group’s leader, Ahmed Jibril, just before Dalkamoni’s arrest in Germany.
In 1989, Scottish police wanted to arrest Khreesat over the Lockerbie attack – but the FBI stopped them…
A former President of Iran admitted – on camera in 1993 – that only three weeks after the Lockerbie bombing, Iran had paid Jibril $11million for the attack.
Declassified US intelligence documents have stated as a fact that Iran was behind the Lockerbie bombing – with an Iranian Interior Minister, Ali-Akbar Mohtashemi, listed as being the one who devised, plotted and paid the PFLP-GC $10 million to carry it out…Private communications showed America and Britain knew it was the PFLP-GC that did it.
But were these documents fabricated – concocted at a time before Libya superceded Iran as enemy number one? The payment for the attack is also alleged to be more “disinformation” – as the banking
audit trail that exists has allegedly not been presented to confirm it.
After the Iranian plane had been shot down by the US, the Iranian ambassador in Beirut had invited Jibril and others to a meeting attended by some of the Iran Revolutionary Guard – where plans were made to bring down a US plane with a bomb. Another meeting had also been held at the Carlton Hotel in Beirut – just days before Lockerbie happened.
In 1989, the Sunday Times newspaper in Britain reported on its front page that the PFLP-GC had been identified as the bombers. The authorities originally urged Scottish investigators to concentrate on this link.
But later, both the British and American governments and their intelligence agencies were all hell-bent on Libya being framed instead.
Later, stories came from the CIA claiming that Iran had sub-contracted the bombing to Libya to do – after the PFLP-GC cell had been busted in Germany. Or that Libya had all along been doing it behind the scenes – with the PFLP-GC cell’s operations as nothing more than a red-herring, designed to take the authorities attention away from Libya! There is no evidence to support these fanciful theories.
US policy had changed with their assault on Iraq in the Gulf War of 1990 – and now the US desired support from Iran and Syria. America’s chosen number one enemies were now Iraq and Libya.
Another PFLP-GC member, Abu Nidal – who has been linked to the CIA and Mossad – was shot dead in Baghdad in 2002. Shortly before his death, he is reported to have told a colleague that he had done the Lockerbie bombing and that he had been asked by his friend, Muammar Gaddafi, to do the attack. No evidence exists to support this claim.
A former head of Iranian intelligence in Europe, Abolghasem Mesbahi, defected and told German investigators that Iran had asked Libya and Abu Nidal to carry out the attack.
In fact, in November 1988, Abu Nidal had revealed to a journalist that he was under “great pressure” from Syria to bomb an American airliner…
In 1996, the British government received a secret document in which Mesbahi stated Iran had ordered the bombing. Foreign Secretary David Miliband, a Jew, told judges that releasing the document would harm the national interest. (Germany too – but that was not mentioned). He signed a Public Interest Immunity certificate preventing its disclosure. The document destroys the ‘evidence’ of the timer and Thurman’s fragment – and would have caused Megrahi’s acquittal and Libya’s exoneration…
Next to the Pan Am terminal at Heathrow, London, was the Iran Air terminal – the two airlines shared the same tarmac space… Is this significant?
A break-in at a baggage storage area at Heathrow had occurred only the night before the bombing. This has never been explained…
Some Lockerbie experts, who have done unparalleled investigations into the complicated and finer details of the transfer of baggage evidence, conclude that the bomb was placed on the plane at Heathrow – and not from Frankfurt or Malta.
Air Malta confirmed all the Malta luggage had been collected and none transferred to the death flight. When Granada TV said the bomb suitcase had come from Malta, the airline successfully sued.
The Heathrow baggage handler, returning from his tea break, noticed a suitcase that had mysteriously appeared amongst the luggage. It had not been there before…
It was a brown Samsonite…
Exactly the same type of case that had contained the bomb and that Megrahi had allegedly brought from Malta and loaded on to the plane at Frankfurt!
Furthermore, the further away from detonation, the much harder it is to set a bomb timer successfully…
The luggage studies show shocking deficiencies in the police and forensic investigations – which led to the trail going in the completely false direction of Megrahi.
Operation Ringwind and October Surprise
One of the passengers killed in the Lockerbie bombing was CIA
agent Major Charles McKee. He had only been temporarily assigned to the agency though.
In 1980, Robert Gates, later a US Defence Secretary under Barack Obama, was working for the CIA – helping the CIA plan ‘October Surprise’.
October Surprise was an illegal plot to get Ronald Reagan elected as President of the US and prevent Jimmy Carter being re-elected.
Over in Iran, 52 Americans were being held hostage at the US embassy. Gates took part in secret contact with Iran – as part of his deliberate and diabolical scheme to get a delay to the release of his own country’s hostages… This would damage President Jimmy Carter and his hopes of staying in power. In Paris in October 1980, Gates and George Bush Sr then took part in a secret meeting with Iran’s Hashemi Rafsanjani.
These acts framed Jimmy Carter and seriously damaged him in the eyes of the public. Reagan was then voted in as President in place of Carter – exactly as planned. After 444 days, the 52 US hostages were freed – just minutes after Reagan had taken his oath of office …
George Bush Sr also got his reward. The former CIA director, later to be President himself, became Reagan’s Vice President.
Gates was also involved in selling weapons to Iran (the agreed exchange in return for having held the hostages for longer); the Iran-Contra scandal, as well as covering up CIA drug trafficking.
One of the reasons Iran later got off as a target for investigation for Lockerbie is because Iran had the information that would have incriminated Bush Sr in the Iran-Contra scandal. The investigations into the latter were going on in 1990 – just as Bush Sr was gearing up for a tough re-election battle for 1992…
Major Charles McKee was one of the CIA agents who knew too much about a plot called ‘Operation Ringwind’ – which was linked to the 1980 October Surprise. Operation Ringwind was a CIA assassination squad formed in 1981 – and it was under the control of Robert Gates – who was now the Deputy Director of the CIA…
Ringwind’s CIA death squad was tasked with ‘taking care’ of all participants in October Surprise. Anyone they thought had been involved in the October Surprise were threats because they knew too much and they had to be hunted down and killed. Ringwind was given as long as it was needed to achieve its aims.
An investigator into October Surprise was also found dead.
The CIA allowed the Lockerbie bombing to go ahead – because McKee had to be silenced.
McKee had also been planning a rescue operation for some American hostages being held in Beirut by Hezbollah.
The extremely active and industrious McKee had also been very busy doing something else – collecting evidence of CIA drug smuggling – and he was travelling on the Lockerbie flight with his evidence at the time of the bombing…
McKee was seen by the CIA as a seriously rogue agent (bearing in mind that all CIA agents are rogues)…He had to be stopped.
Four other CIA agents were accompanying him on the plane; Daniel O’Connor (a security officer at the US embassy in Cyprus), Ronald Larivier, Bill Leyrer – and interestingly, the CIA Deputy Station Chief in Beirut, Matthew Gannon. Plenty of reason for the CIA to want rid of him too…
The Syrian Drugs Connection
Within just two hours of the plane crashing down, a huge number of Americans mysteriously arrived at the scene. This alarmed residents.
The speed at which the CIA arrived also suggests they had prior knowledge of the bombing.
The CIA began looking for highly confidential documents that they expected to find on a body.
What was in these papers? Why was the CIA looking for them? And how did the CIA know they were supposed to be there?
The CIA said that they were also looking for something of great importance – but refused to say what it was… They then told Scottish officials that they would know what it was when they found it!
According to the highly controversial Israeli lawyer and former Mossad agent, Juval Aviv – who was hired by Pan Am to investigate the bombing – one or more baggage handlers at Frankfurt Airport were involved in drug smuggling. Clean luggage was being covertly swapped for baggage laden with drugs.
His report claims that a CIA cell led by the aforementioned Major Charles McKee – which was in Beirut to plan a rescue operation of the US hostages held by Hezbollah in Lebanon – knew about what was going on at Frankfurt Airport. The CIA cell was using this knowledge to extract confessions from the Beirut kidnappers.
But then McKee found out that the CIA itself was involved in the drug smuggling operations! He was furious – feeling the CIA was jeopardising his attempts to free the hostages.
Sensible people know that the so-called ‘War on Drugs’ is really a morass of covert CIA operations to control the drug trade and profit from it themselves. These profits also fund the corrupt gangster politicians that end up in power in the US.
Manzur al-Khassar, a Syrian drugs and weapons trafficker, was used by the US to try to negotiate the release of the Lebanon hostages. In exchange, he was to get an agreement from America that the US would protect the Syrian drug route that shipped heroin through Frankfurt Airport to America…
Reportedly, the CIA also used Khassar to smuggle Lebanese heroin into the US – to help finance the 9/11 attacks on America…
One of the pilots flying the heroin was Mohammed Atta – later he would fly one of the two planes into the Twin Towers on 9/11…
According to the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Khassar once imported 20% of all the heroin that entered America.
Khassar’s handler was the notorious Iran-Contra figure, US army officer Oliver North, who had already worked with him in the arms to Nicaragua Contra’s scandal… At first, neither of them knew anything about McKee’s CIA team already operating separately on the Lebanon hostages issue – but they soon found out…
Khassar also learned of McKee’s anger and his intention to take evidence and testify about the CIA-protected Syrian drug route. Khassar was then informed by Syrian Intelligence of the McKee team’s flight plans and so he arranged to have a bomb placed on Pan Am 103, in order to dispose of McKee, his team and all the evidence.
And now we are at the point where it is alleged that the Lockerbie plots begin to overlap…
The aforementioned PFLP-GC’s Ahmed Jibril also learned of Khassar’s activities and, realising this was an easy way to take revenge on the US for the tragedy of the Iranian aircraft, he is said to have also got involved with Khassar’s plot to place the Lockerbie bomb inside one of the suitcases of heroin that was being regularly substituted at Frankfurt Airport.
The drug suitcase used at Frankfurt on the day of the bombing was completely different from the type that had been used in all previous drug shipments. It was a brown Samsonite…
The suitcase that was switched for the bomb belonged to a Lebanese-American, Khalid Jaafar – the only Arab victim aboard Pan Am 103. At first, he was believed to be an unwitting innocent – but then ABC news of America revealed he was a drug courier – although he had no idea his bag of drugs had been switched for a bomb… He also had links to Hezbollah.
Jaafar was alleged to have been seen in a DEA office in Cyprus – furthering speculation that he was a drug mule for the US…
It is alleged though, that Jaafar’s two suitcases were later accounted for – and the forensics showed no traces of drugs or explosives in either of them…
But witnesses say that Jaafar was in a state of great agitation as he waited to board the flight…
And a Scottish police officer had overheard US personnel at the Lockerbie crash site saying there had been a drug courier on the plane; Jaafar – a Lebanese informant used by the DEA…
In a further twist, a ‘friend’ of Jaafar had changed Jaafar’s flight from one on 19 December to the ill-fated one two days later. On 19 December, Jaafar had instead gone to Sweden. Someone he met there gave him a gift of some clothes.
Sweden was the place where the aforementioned ‘terrorist’, Abu Talb, had been arrested. Shortly after his arrest, a phone call had been intercepted in which Abu Talb’s wife had told his associates to get rid of some clothes – clothes that he had bought in Malta…
This supports Tony Gauci’s original statement – before he altered it to suit the CIA – that Abu Talb, not Megrahi, had been the man buying clothes in Malta…
What the CIA had been looking for at the bombsite was a suitcase of heroin, and anything else that could incriminate the CIA.
One suitcase was found and taken away, then returned empty – to then be ‘found’ by the forensic team… It belonged to McKee… And it had contained the heroin – a large cache of it…
A quantity of the heroin had already been found on Lockerbie golf course immediately after the bombing, and the suitcase full of heroin had been spotted by a farmer, a couple of miles to the east. Worried about his sheep, he had reported it – and was shocked to find the CIA were very, very angry with him…
They were supposed to have seen the heroin first – because no one was ever supposed to know of its existence…
As well as removing the heroin, the CIA had also retrieved from the suitcase around $500,000, an envelope with $547,000 worth of travellers’ cheques – and some highly sensitive and documents. All these items were purged from all official records…
This is tampering with evidence and no explanation has ever been given for it.
Unfortunately for the CIA, the plane had been running a little late – meaning it did not explode over the ocean as the timer setter had intended it. This would have meant no recovery of evidence.
No wonder the CIA were in such a panic when they arrived at the small town of Lockerbie…
As for Khassar, he was arrested – just days before Megrahi was granted his second appeal – and just days after Tony Blair went to Libya to do a deal that would ultimately save him the embarrassment of it…
The Mystery of the Missing Body
As the Americans searched the bomb site, it later transpired that they had removed a body from the scene… The corpse was never returned and the identity of this person remains in the dark. One surmises, perhaps, that it was another CIA stooge?
American agents had also been caught on camera arriving with a coffin. The TV crew was ordered to stop filming it. Clearly the removal of the body had been well prepared for in advance…
The Mystery of the Dead Dogs
In 1991, it was revealed that four of the dutiful Lockerbie rescue dogs had died from ailments due to exposure to depleted uranium at the bombsite. Depleted uranium weights had been used as ballast in the tail of the aircraft. Dr. Rodney Murray, senior medical officer of the Search and Rescue Dog Association, told officials about his concern that humans had also been exposed to harmful substances at the crash site.
Another report says 400kg of enriched uranium from the plane’s stabilisation mechanism spread along the route of the wreckage.
Disturbingly, Murray also wrote about other nuclear entities on the plane and referred to unspecified areas of the crash site – areas that had been sealed off and guarded by Americans carrying weapons.
It was not long afterwards that officials ‘let the matter drop’.
The Theory of Another Bomb
The above may fit in with some experts saying a different bomb may have been on the plane.
Joe Vialls, a private investigator, blamed Mossad for the bombing. He also found ‘israel’ and Mossad had been behind other events such as the Asian tsunami in 2004, and the death of ‘princess’ Diana Spencer (the woman who was mother of the future ‘king’ of England and was about to marry a Muslim, whose child she was carrying)…
Vialls said that the extent of the damage caused to the plane was so great that the bomb must have been placed more closer to the front of the fuselage – and not wrapped up in clothing in a suitcase in the baggage container…
He believed that the bomb was triggered by a complex radio detonation technique – of a kind known to be used by ‘israel’ – and not by a timer device. The bomb would either have been detonated by a radio signal sent from outside the plane, or have been sophisticated enough to go off when it detected a specific radio frequency.
At the time of the flight approaching Lockerbie, the plane’s cockpit flashed a light, indicating the pilots must change radio air-traffic control frequencies. The pilot had to gain permission, from Shanwick Oceanic Control, Prestwick, Scotland, in order to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. This was always the normal procedure.
But just after the radio frequency switched over to Shanwick, the bomb then detonated…
Disturbingly, when investigators simulated the bombing, the test bomb was placed in the back of the plane. Why? The official line is that it went off in the front…
Planes of this type, a Boeing 747, that have exploded from a bomb on board, have landed safely – albeit with some damage and a few fatalities – because they had been built to survive bombs in suitcases.
So why was this plane so badly damaged?
Was the Bomb switched from the ‘Wrong’ Plane?
Another theory that blames Iran is that the bombers meant to target the Pan Am flight that went direct from Frankfurt to New York – and not one which took the same journey via changing at Heathrow. The direct flight would, at that time of year, have been full of US military going home for Christmas.
This makes sense as Iran and Libya would both have wanted to specifically target these American criminals for their atrocities against them.
The suitcase containing the bomb had been labelled with the name of one of the American passengers that was on the direct flight – and was accidentally placed on the wrong plane, possibly by unwitting Frankfurt Airport staff.
The person who put the bomb in the case was not a passenger.
The bomb maker was said to be the Lebanese ‘terrorist’ named Mughanniyah – claimed as Iran’s expert on bombing aircraft.
He was killed by Mossad – in a car bombing in Damascus in 2008.
But did a CIA agent change the journey of the bomb case – in order to target the ‘right’ plane?
Warnings of a Bomb on Board and Changes of Flight Plans
Throughout November 1988, a number of bomb warnings were given out by such agencies as the US Federal Aviation Agency, the British Department of Transport, and the BKA, that there could be an imminent bomb attack targeting an airliner. Pan Am was specifically advised by the FAA.
All the above three agencies warned of the type of bomb to look out for – a Toshiba radio-cassette that would look like the Khreesat-made bomb that had been seized in October, when Dalkamoni had been arrested in Dusseldorf.
Germany’s Federal Police Office (BKA) received a warning on 18 December, from an undercover Mossad agent, that a bomb was to be substituted in place of a heroin shipment at Frankfurt – on the Pan Am flight and ultimately targeting Pan Am 103 – in the next two or three days…
The BKA alerted the CIA – unwittingly the very same CIA cell that was protecting the Syrian drug route and who had everything to lose if McKee and his team testified.
There was no response from CIA Control as to what to do…
But BKA, on alert, then became suspicious of a suitcase and again the CIA cell was informed. CIA Control then replied to the CIA cell: “DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT. DON’T STOP IT. LET IT GO”…
So again, the Germans were given no orders and so BKA saw no reason to act…
In another very disturbing twist, BKA had a covert videotape of the Turkish baggage handler who placed the bomb case. A copy was given to the CIA cell – and it still exists at its CIA Control in the US – although they would deny this…
Meanwhile, the BKA’s copy of it has been conveniently ‘lost’…
Just days before the bombing, the British government issued two warnings, one with photographs of one of the bombs made by Khreesat, to airline security staff – advising them that if they discovered a similar device they should put it in the hold of the plane!
Flora Swire, a medical student studying in the UK, was engaged to another medical student Hart Lidov, who was studying in the US. She was the daughter of now seasoned Lockerbie campaigner, Dr Jim Swire. Keen to spend Christmas together, the couple tried to book a flight – but was told that there were no seats in either direction.
Mysteriously, Flora was then informed that Pan Am 103 on 21 December – fully booked just 24 hours earlier – now had an inexplicable 165 empty seats… Her fate was sealed.
But the unoccupied seats turned out not to be such a mystery.
The US government warned its own embassy staff in Finland and Russia – as well as a high-level South African delegation containing its Foreign Minister, Pik Botha – that a bomb was going to be on the Pan Am flight going from Frankfurt to America…
A concerned Pan Am security official was told by an FBI agent in Helsinki on 9 December that the Finnish warning was a hoax…
A year after Lockerbie, a British government official said the Moscow warning had been a hoax!
What we know for certain is that almost all of the US embassy staff in Moscow cancelled their bookings on the Pan Am 103 flight – despite it having always been a popular route for them in this run-up to Christmas time…
And that Botha and his whole group cancelled their reservations too – just hours before boarding… Botha’s secretary has stated that he had known nothing of the bomb and would have done anything to stop the flight had he known. This may be true – some politicians are the last to know anything and are moved around like chess pieces by the Dark Forces that secretly control them.
Bomb warnings had been issued after the Lebanon HQ of the PFLP-GC had been raided by commandos from ‘israel’ on 9 December 1988. They had allegedly found documents that disclosed plans to blow up a Pan Am flight out of Frankfurt in late December.
But is this more disinformation from the apartheid ‘state’? They can never be trusted when it comes to what they say about Iran.
As well as the aforementioned change of flight plan for Khalid Jaafar, the McKee CIA cell was also re-booked – to ensure their demise.
Charles McKee was booked to return to the US on 22 December – but it was brought forward by a day. His mother claimed that his superiors did not know about her son’s sudden change of flight plan – but computers in Washington showed exact information about the clothes that he had worn on 21 December… Because he had been under CIA surveillance…
Later an intelligence officer admitted: “Everyone in the intelligence community knew that McKee and (Matthew) Gannon were returning to the US”.
Indeed, the CIA had known of the McKee team’s plans. ‘David Lovejoy’, a US agent, had told the Iranian embassy in Beirut all about it… Lovejoy was allegedly a double agent, his CIA code name being ‘Nutcracker’ – and with CIA connections in
Libya… He was also an associate of the aforementioned Lt. Col. Oliver North…
The US government intercepted Lovejoy’s phone call on 20 December 1988, informing the Iranians – including the aforementioned Ali-Akbar Mohtashemi – that the McKee team would all be on the Pan Am 103 flight on the very next day…
Another of the McKee team, Daniel O’Connor, was due to return to the US on 23 December – but on 19 December he was also moved to 21 December…
Disturbingly, O’Connor had flown from Cyprus to London, to catch Pan Am 103, with a single piece of luggage. After the crash, his case was mysteriously recovered – still in a baggage room at Heathrow…
Later, McKee’s mother tried to find out the truth about whether her son had been the real target of the bomb. Twice she questioned Gannon’s wife, Susan. “The last time, I was accused of opening my mouth too much”, McKee’s mother said despairingly…
Like her husband, Susan Gannon also worked for the CIA – and so did her father…
McKee’s mother admitted: “I have always had a feeling that if Chuck (Charles McKee) had not been on that plane, it would not have been bombed. I know that is not what our President wants me to say”…
There were yet more cancellations off the Pan Am 103 flight.
John McCarthy cancelled his booking on the doomed plane – he was the US ambassador to Lebanon…
Steven Greene did the same – he was assistant administrator in the Office of Intelligence of the US Drug Enforcement Agency…
After the Finnish warning, the son and daughter-in-law of Oliver Revell had their bookings for the bomb flight cancelled. Oliver Revell was the executive assistant director of the FBI and head of FBI Counter-Terrorism…
Incredibly, again, it was Oliver Revell who later dispatched the aforementioned and discredited FBI scientist Thomas Thurman to ‘investigate’ the Lockerbie bombing…
In 1986, Oliver North had previously issued a warning to Oliver Revell that the consequence of an FBI investigation into the Nicaragua-Contra affair “could blow the lid off secret US arms shipments to Iran” – the Iran-Contra affair…
North had been under the guidance of William Casey when Casey had been the Director of the CIA. Casey had also been Ronald Reagan’s election campaign manager in 1980. Casey had been the central architect of the ‘October Surprise’ illegal hostages deal with Iran. It had been Casey who, in return, arranged the arms-to-Iran deal…
Throughout his tenure as the head of the CIA, Casey was utterly obsessed with Libya’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi – and was determined to bring him down at any cost – including framing him in false flag operations…
One of those false flag operations enabled Casey to bomb Libya in 1986 – ironically, the excuse for which Libya was framed for Lockerbie…
Both Casey and Reagan were also close friends of Margaret Thatcher… Thatcher was British Prime Minister at the time of Lockerbie…
In the above seven paragraphs, the reader can now see how the threads of Lockerbie begin to tie up…
Casey – a member of the Knights of Malta – was about to have to testify over Iran-Contra when he suffered a seizure. He was examined by a doctor working for the CIA – who diagnosed that he had a brain tumour. He was told he needed an operation. Casey did not want this and asked for radiotherapy. The CIA doctor refused – and so the CIA removed part of his brain… He was then rendered medically speechless – his brain cells damaged by the operation…
Casey died months later – one year before the Lockerbie bombing.
But his successor, William H. Webster, sent Casey’s lackey Vincent Cannistraro, Director of CIA Operations, to handle the Lockerbie case… Cannistraro had also been Oliver North’s deputy during Iran-Contra…
In 1986, Cannistraro had been told by Ronald Reagan to head a campaign of “disinformation” against Muammar Gaddafi – and to destabilise and then destroy the Libyan Government…
Former CIA agent, Oswald LeWinter, stated that Cannistraro was
the “dirty tricks expert” against Libya – and that his appointment to head the Lockerbie investigation “would be funny, if it were not an obscenity”…
A former CIA official has said that if the original CIA report were ever made public, it would show “damning evidence” that “the Libyans were never directly involved in the Lockerbie bombing”…
US Department of Defence whistleblower, Lester Coleman, says that the cell that did the Lockerbie bombing was trained by CIA operative, Edwin P. Wilson…
One of the main reasons why Lockerbie is so misunderstood is because of the Western media’s continued cover up in its reporting and its refusal to inform the public – preferring instead to follow the usual false narrative as desired by their masters…
Personally, I have never given a damn whether Libya had any involvement in the Lockerbie bombing – America should not have committed the great crime of bombing Libya in 1986. But it is a very serious matter indeed for the CIA to frame an entity for something that entity did not do.
It is also beyond disgusting that the CIA – who I believe acted as the agent provocateur of the attack – committed to the bombing, allowed it to happen and fixed it so that their own people, as well as so many innocents, died just so they could use it as a cover up for their own nefarious activities.
In a statement in 2007, Swiss engineer Ulrich Lumpert, set up as one of the key testifiers against Megrahi, came clean with the truth: “I confirm today, on July 18th 2007, that I stole the third hand-manufactured MST-13 Timer PC-Board consisting of 8 layers of fibre-glass from MeBo Ltd. and gave it without permission on June 22nd 1989 to a person officially investigating in the Lockerbie case. It did not escape me that the MST-13 fragment shown on the police photograph No PT/35(b) came from the non-operational MST-13 prototype PC-board that I had stolen. I am sorry for the consequences of my silence at that time, for the innocent Libyan, Mr. Abdelbaset Al Megrahi, sentenced to life imprisonment, and for the country of Libya.”
Remains of Pan Am 103 flight
A shock report CALLED Operation Bird alleges a CIA cover-up points the finger at Mohammed Abu Talb, who was later convicted of a campaign of bombings
Express, Edinburgh, UK, 9 August 2009: Scots complicit in Lockerbie lie
The arrest of Mr. Kassar and his associate, Luis Felipe Moreno Godoy, 60, stemmed from an elaborate sting run by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The deafening silence of the US media and government about the investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 one month ago reeks of a cover-up.
In the hours and days immediately after the crash, without a single shred of evidence, US officials alleged that the passenger jet was shot down by an SA-11 ground-to-air missile fired from pro-RUSSIAN separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine. They launched a political campaign to obtain harsh economic sanctions against Russia and strengthen NATO’s military posture in Eastern Europe.
Picking up on the scent, the CIA attack dogs in the US and European media blamed the crash squarely on Russian President Vladimir Putin. The cover of the July 28 print edition of German news magazine Der Spiegel showed the images of MH17 victims surrounding bold red text reading “Stoppt Putin Jetzt!” (Stop Putin Now!). A July 26 editorial in the Economist declared Putin to be the author of MH17’s destruction, while the magazine ghoulishly superimposed Putin’s face over a spider web on its front cover, denouncing Putin’s “web of lies.”
Anyone comparing the media’s demonization of Putin with their treatment of Saddam Hussein or Muammar Gaddafi had to conclude that Washington was launching a campaign for regime change in Russia like those it carried out in Libya and Iraq—this time, recklessly pushing the United States towards war with a nuclear-armed power, Russia.
Having built up the crash into a casus belli against Russia, however, the US media suddenly dropped the matter completely. The New York Times has not found it fit to print a word on the MH17 crash since August 7.
There is no innocent explanation for the sudden disappearance of MH17 from the media and political spotlight. The plane’s black box has been held in Britain for examination for weeks,and US and RUSSIAN spy satellites and military radar were intensively scanning east Ukraine at the time of the crash. The claim that Washington does not have detailed knowledge of the circumstances of the crash and the various forces involved is not credible.
If the evidence that is in Washington’s hands incriminated only Russia and the Russian-backed forces, it would have been released to feed the media frenzy against Putin. If it has not been released, this is because the evidence points to the involvement of the Ukrainian regime in Kiev and its backers in Washington and the European capitals.
From the outset, the Obama administration presented no evidence to back up the incendiary charges that Putin was responsible for the MH17 crash. In his press briefing on July 18, the day after the crash, President Obama stated that it was still “too early for us to be able to guess what the intentions of those who might have launched this surface-to-air missile might have had.”
While cynically exploiting the crash to pressure and threaten Russia, Obama warned that “there will likely be misinformation” in the coverage of the crash. In a backhanded acknowledgment that he had no evidence to support his claims, he said: “In terms of identifying specifically what individual or group of individuals or personnel ordered the strike, how it came about those are things that I think are still going to be subject to additional information that we’re going to be gathering.”
In the event, the misinformation on the MH17 crash came from the Obama administration itself. Secretary of State John Kerry went on a media blitz on July 20, arguing that the pro-Russian separatists and the Russian government were responsible for the shoot-down.
The sole evidence he presented were a few, dubious “social media records”posted to the Internet. He presented unauthenticated audio recordings of separatists speaking of a plane crash, edited and released by Ukraine’s SBU intelligence agency, which works closely with the CIA; YouTube video clips showing a truck moving unidentified military equipment along a road; and a retracted social media statement claiming responsibility for shooting down a plane attributed to separatist leader Igor Strelkov.
Very quickly, the US government’s story line on MH17 began to collapse. At a press briefing on July 21, State Department spokesperson and former CIA Middle East analyst Marie Harf declared that the Obama administration’s conclusions regarding the downing of the plane were “based on open information which is basically common sense.” Challenged by reporters to provide the evidence, she admitted that she could not: “I know it’s frustrating. Believe me, we try to get as much out there are possible. And for some reason, sometimes we can’t.”
After a month during which Washington has failed to release evidence to support its charges against Putin,it is clear that the political offensive of the NATO governments and the media frenzy against Putin were based on lies.
If pro-RUSSIAN separatists had fired a ground-to-air missile, as the US government claims, the Air Force would have imagery in their possession confirming it beyond a shadow of a doubt. The US Air Force’s Defense Support Program utilizes satellites with infrared sensors to detect missile launches anywhere on the planet, and US radar posts in Europe would have tracked the missile as it shot through the sky. These satellite and radar data have not been released, because whatever they show does not fit the storyline concocted by the US government and media.
What has emerged, instead, is a drumbeat of evidence pointing to the US-backed regime in Kiev’s role in the MH17 shoot-down. The day after Kerry made his remarks, the Russian military presented radar and satellite data indicating that a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet was in the immediate vicinity and ascending towards MH17 as it was shot down. This claim has not been addressed, let alone refuted by the American government.
NSA whistle-blower William Binney and other retired American intelligence agents issued a statement at the end of July CALLINGinto question the social media data presented by Kerry, and demanding the publication of satellite imagery of the missile launch. They added, “We are hearing indirectly from some of our former colleagues that what Secretary Kerry is peddling does not square with the real intelligence.”
On August 9, the Malaysian New Straits Times published an article charging the Kiev regime with shooting down MH17. It stated that evidence from the crash site indicated that the plane was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter with a missile followed by heavy machine gun fire.
While it is too early to say conclusively how MH17 was shot down, the preponderance of the evidence points directly at the Ukrainian regime and, behind them, the American government and the European powers. They created the conditions for the destruction of MH17, backing the fascist-led coup in Kiev this February that brought the current pro-Western regime to power. The Western media then supported the Kiev regime’s war to suppress opposition to the putsch in east Ukraine, turning the region into a war zone in which MH17 was then shot down.
After the murder of the 298 people aboard MH17, in which they played an important if as-yet unexplained role, Western governments and intelligence agencies seized upon the tragedy in a reckless and sinister maneuver to escalate war threats against the Putin regime. Silence denotes consent, and the deafening silence of the Western media on the issue of Kiev’s involvement in the MH17 crash testifies to the criminalization not only of the foreign policy establishment, but also of its media lackeys and the entire ruling class.
Report: US exerting pressure on ICC not to open war crimes probe against Israel
The Guardian’ quotes lawyers and former court officials as saying that western pressure has influenced decision not to open probe.
International criminal court Photo: REUTERS
The US and other western powers have exerted pressure on the International Criminal Court at the Hague to prevent a war crimes probe of Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip, TheGuardian reported on MONDAY, quoting former court officials.
During Operation Protective Edge, the Palestinian Authority has threatened to request that the court look into allegations that the civilian deaths in Gaza during the IDF’s operation constitute a war crime.
According to the report, the issue is among the matters being discussed at cease-fire talks in Cairo.
Palestinians requested that the court probe Israel for war crimes in 2009 , following Operation Cast Lead, however that request came before the Palestinians were recognized as a non-member observer state at the United Nations in 2012.
The ICC itself is divided on whether or not it has jurisdiction to probe the matter based on the 2009 request, or whether a new request would have to be submitted, according to TheGuardian. The Palestinian factions would have to agree on submitting a new request, a difficult task, as Hamas would also be opening itself up to a war crimes inquiry.
The Guardian reported that western pressure has prevented the ICC from taking the view that the 2009 request gives the court jurisdiction to open a war crimes investigation into Israel’s actions.
Both current ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, and Luis Moreno Ocampo,who was prosecutor at the time of the 2009 Palestinian declaration, argue that a new Palestinian request would have to be made to allow the court to open an investigation. However, TheGuardian quoted another former official of the court as saying, “They are trying to hide behind legal jargon to disguise what is a political decision, to rule out competence and not get involved.”
The French lawyer representing the Palestinians, Gilles Devers, was quoted by The Guardian as saying that “there is enormous pressure not to proceed with an investigation. This pressure has been exerted on Fatah and Hamas, but also on the office of the prosecutor.
“In both cases, it takes the form of threats to the financial subsidies, to Palestine and to the International Criminal Court,” he added.
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